Siemens equipping Indian Railways’ electrification initiative


Siemens equipping Indian Railways’ electrification initiative

Siemens is equipping Indian Railways in its initiative to upgrade its electric locomotives from 6000 HP to 9000 HP, the company said on Wednesday.

Siemens is supplying indegenously-made integrated propulsion system and steel tank transformer to the Indian railways that is undergoing a transformation as part of its rail electrification initiative.

“The advanced technology aims to save traction energy cost, thereby reducing fuel expenses and carbon emissions,” the company said in a release. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), the state -owned electric locomotive maker has pre-commissioned this 9,000 HP electric locomotive and trial runs will commence soon. Read More

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